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Old 04-29-2020, 05:56 PM
 
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Avery is still at "zero."
I heard that Diane Creek, Avery County Health Director, said it is only a matter of time before we get our first case.

Here's hoping she's wrong.
I wear my mask, but also feel more comfortable knowing those I'm making contact with (once or twice a month) at stores and on the street are most likely free of the virus.
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:42 PM
 
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Been watching the rentals down there since before this coronavirus thing broke.. now its even worse realtors in some cases aren't showing and trying to find small house on fixed income i can afford tough. My people are from Frank and have kids in Mitchell Co. moved here last Sept. big mistake... hope Avery's luck holds.
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Old 04-30-2020, 05:51 AM
 
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Yancey is still virus free it seems but with surrounding area virus counts starting to climb slowly it maybe just a matter of time too .
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Old 05-01-2020, 06:49 AM
 
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Watauga has its 9th case and Alleghany its 3rd...
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Old 05-01-2020, 03:43 PM
 
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Alleghany now has 4...
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Old 05-02-2020, 01:36 PM
 
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Watauga's 9th case is a Watauga County resident who is living elsewhere. Has to be included in Watauga's count because of legal residence.

Alleghany has 6 cases as of May 1. The latest 2 cases are connected to a manufacturing plant in Sparta. Dr. Grabow? They won't say due to privacy restrictions.

However, quite a few cases are being publicly attributed to the Tyson plant in Wilkes County, including 1 in Ashe ("This case is linked to an ongoing investigation with a known outbreak in a food processing facility in another county." - per AppHealthCare ) and as many as 50+/- in Forsyth Co (per Winston-Salem Journal).

I have no doubt there are probably cases in Avery County, but are being reported in other counties'/states' totals because of the reporting requirements. We may never know.
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Old 05-03-2020, 03:27 PM
 
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Yancey now has its 1st case leaving Avery the only NC County that has no known cases yet...
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Old 05-07-2020, 08:20 AM
 
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http://www.ourlocalcommunityonline.c...ounty-7-total/
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Old 05-07-2020, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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Watauga County's local restrictions will remain in place a while longer. See below.

From WataugaOnline.com:

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners met virtually on Tuesday (May 5) and a majority of the items discussed were continued COVID-19 related matters.

Jennifer Greene, Director of AppHealthCare, provided an update on continued testing measures and the plan moving forward.

The Board took action on a plan moving forward to start easing restrictions when Phase 2 approaches. Three options were available to the Board with Option 1 getting unanimous approval. That option mirrors North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s approve timeframe for a phased-in approach.

The lifting of local restrictions, especially short-term rentals, would not begin until two weeks into Phase 2. At that time the county would partially lift the short-term rentals and move it to 50% of occupancy and lifting the 14-day self-quarantine which would allow time to measure the impacts.

An updated State of Emergency order is expected to be released by the county on Friday when Governor Cooper's Phase 2 stage begins.

Full post is at https://wataugaonline.com/watauga-bo...kxAsnRXavesKOI
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Old 05-07-2020, 09:53 AM
 
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From HCPress.com:

Avery Commissioners Adopt New Coronavirus Measures; Suspend the 14-Day Quarantine Rule

By a 5-0 vote during their regular monthly meeting Monday, May 4, the Avery Commissioners voted to ease some of the county’s State of Emergency measures due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

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The commissioners suspended the 14-Day Quarantine requiring all residents and non-residents of the county arriving for overnight stays to self-quarantine themselves for a period of fourteen days or seven (7) days once symptoms have resolved, whichever time is longer, while in the county, if arrival was preceded by overnights outside the county. The measure excludes only emergency and essential workforce persons.

The Commissioners also opened small rentals by fifty percent and suspended the closure of campgrounds. The latter means that campgrounds in the county can open without any restrictions.

Full article is at: https://www.hcpress.com/news/avery-c...tine-rule.html

We can kiss our "zero" cases in Avery County goodbye!
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